Modern Mama Spruce Grove

Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Guide: September 30 - October 2


What: Story Time with Ms. Simone
Who: Spruce Grove Public Library
Why: Fun for all ages- favorite songs, silly dances, and stories, too! Drop-in!
Where: Cozy Corner
When: Friday 10:30-11am.

What: Alberta Arts Days 2011
Who: Spruce Grove Public Library in partnership with the Allied Arts Council
Why: Celebrate art diversity with free art & writing classes from professionals and food! Call to register!
Where: 35- 5th Ave, Spruce Grove
When: September 30th - October 1st

What: FIRST Birthday Party!
Who: Crock A Doodle in the Grove
Why: Cupcakes, refreshments, painting and fun! "Spin to Win" pottery perks & prizes!
Where: Suite 304-183 Highway 16A, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday from 10am- 5pm.

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "What's Your Number and Dream House". Tickets are on sale now!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For the Edmonton "Weekend Guide" be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all family-friendly events in and around Edmonton see www.kidzkalendar.com.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekend Guide: September 23-25


What: Swap Meet for Moms and Kids
Why: Shop for new and used kids items! 
Where: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre- 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday 11am- 3pm. Free from 2-3pm.

What: Fall Family Harvest
Who: Happy Acres U-Pick
Why: Family fun! A bouncy house, gunny sack races, pie eating contest, karaoke and more! In lieu of an admission fee bring a donation for the Parkland Food Bank.
Where: South of Spruce Grove (5K) on Golden Spike Road
When: Saturday 12-4pm.

What: Harvest Festival & Fundraising Event
Who: Spruce Grove Agricultural Society
Why: Celebrate our agricultural heritage with a tour, farm displays, live entertainment and great food!
Where: Grain Elevator, 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm.

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: An Extraordinary Shopping Event
Who: Bossy Mama Flaunt
Why: More than 90 vendors highlighting female-owned businesses, live DJ's, fashions shows, wine & beer tastings and a "Penalty Box" for dad! Look for our LOCAL vendors- Cake Affair, Heritage Makers, & Peanut Baby Wares!
Where: Edmonton Event Center in West Edmonton Mall
When: Sunday 11am- 5pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Killer Elite, Dolphin Tale, Abduction, & Money Ball". Tickets are on sale now!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For the Edmonton "Weekend Guide" be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all family-friendly events in and around Edmonton see www.kidzkalendar.com.

Photo courtesy of Aneca Photography.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weekend Guide: September 16-18


What: Story Time with Ms. Simone
Who: Spruce Grove Public Library
Why: Fun for all ages- favorite songs, silly dances, and stories, too! Drop-in!
Where: Cozy Corner
When: Friday 10:30-11am.

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Terry Fox Run/Walk/Bike 
Who: Terry Fox Foundation. Sign-up here! (No registration fee.)
Why: Bike, walk, or run 5/10K and raise money for cancer research! Dog and stroller-friendly!
Where: Fuhr Sports Park near the TLC, Spruce Grove
When: Sunday 9:30am- 12pm. Run/walk/bike starts at 10am. Family-friendly BBQ to follow!

What: 3rd Annual Parkland Ride for Tots
Who: Redline Diner
Why: Bring an unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food donation. All donations stay in Parkland! 
Where: 300 Saint Matthews Avenue, Spruce Grove
When: 12pm ride followed by a buffet lunch for $12.99 at 1:30pm.

What: Supporting our Protective Services BBQ
Who: Honorble Rona Ambrose and Parkland County
Why: Salute our protective services and join in the family fun- FREE BBQ, balloon animals and face painting!
Where: Heritage Park, Stony Plain
When: Sunday 12-2pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "I Don't Know How She Does It and The Help". Tickets are on sale now or join us on September 28th for "Movie Night for Mommy" showing "I Don't Know How She Does It"!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For the Edmonton "Weekend Guide" be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all family-friendly events in and around Edmonton see www.kidzkalendar.com.

Photo of MUMs program director Melanie! Heart and Soul Photography- fall Mama & Baby Program photographer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Movie Night for Mommy!


Join us Wednesday, September 28th for "Movie Night for Mommy"!

Who: Mommy's!
What: Mingle, movie, goodies... and wine!
Where: Parkland Cinemas
When: September 28th from 6-9:30pm.
Why: Every mom needs a night out!


Enjoy a glass of wine and some goodies in a private party room before the movie. Special seating will be reserved for mommies to watch the 7pm showing of I Don't Know How She Does It. After the movie stay and mingle a little more!

Sponsored in part by Frosted MemoriesSandyview Farms, Liquor on McLeod, and Parkland Cinemas!

Cost is $15/per person and includes movie, snacks, cupcakes, wine... and door prizes! Space is LIMITED! Register today!

To register and pay by credit card (PayPal) follow the link below. If you wish to register and pay by cash, cheque, or email $ transfer please email Josline at townandbaby@gmail.com.

Name and Email:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weekend Guide: September 9-11


What: Story Time with Ms. Simone
Who: Spruce Grove Public Library
Why: Fun for all ages- favorite songs, silly dances, and stories, too! Drop-in!
Where: Cozy Corner
When: Friday 10:30-11am.

What: Garage Sales
Who: Residents of Spruce Grove
Why: Another (wo)man's trash is someone else's treasure!
Where: Visit www.sprucegrove.org for a printable map and list by street name.
When: Friday-Sunday

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Local Run
Who: Rotary Run For Life
Why: Run a 5K, 10K, or 1/2 marathon to raise awareness of suicide prevention!
Where: Stony Plain Heritage Park
When: Sunday at 8am.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Contagion and Conan The Barbarian". Tickets are on sale now!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For the Edmonton "Weekend Guide" be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all family-friendly events in and around Edmonton see www.kidzkalendar.com.

Photo courtesy of Caylee Secretan Photography. This local mom recently moved to BC... farewell Caylee, you'll be missed!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mama Needs a Babysitter!

A Modern Mama event in association with Meet-Up Mamas!

"Mama Needs a Babysitter" is coming to Spruce Grove on Tuesday October 25th from 7-9 pm at Bellies Maternity & Baby. The fabulous Modern Mama Baby-Sitter Mixer... for Spruce Grove & Stony Plain!


Do you need an occasional babysitter? Would you love to get out in the evening or on the weekend? Then you’ve come to the right place! It’s an evening of babysitter-speed-dating. Turn it into a "Mom's Night Out" or bring dad along, too! Join us at  Bellies to meet some great babysitters, shop, and enjoy a glass of wine and sweets!

Space is limited. Cost is $40 ($35 for Perks and Meet-Up Mamas program members). For more information and to register go to: www.modernmama.ca!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in participating in the event as a babysitter, please email  sajida@modernmama.ca.

If you are a local (Spruce Grove or Stony Plain) business and would like to get more information on sponsorship, please email drjosline@telus.net

Sponsored in part by Kristi Hammond with Memory Through StoryLiquor on McLeod, Parkland Cinemas, and the delectable Fine Frostings!






Event name and images are the property of Modern Mama. Registration and payment for event are at www.modernmama.ca. All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Long Weekend Guide: September 2-5




What: S'more Night!
Who: Happy Acres U-Pick
Why: Celebrate the last long weekend of the summer around the fire pit roasting marshmallows!
Where: 1-52225 RR273, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday 7:30- 9:30pm

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Apollo 18 and Shark Night in 3D". Tickets are on sale now!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For the Edmonton "Weekend Guide" be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all family-friendly events in and around Edmonton see www.kidzkalendar.com.

Photo taken by Teagan Photography- co-producer of Urban Mommy Expo.